Insurers don’t pay claims staff enough to keep them honest. That was the shocking claim made by leading commentator May Dupp-Neyham after insurer Alleyance was reported to have sacked three current and two former members of staff for passing on the names and details of accidented people to so-called claims farming companies (CFCs).

Under circumstances likely to have been a bit like this, shady wrongsters Sad Nawaz and Shad Nawaz approached their former colleagues Kayleigh Underhill, Andy Clarke and Reace (sic) Bowen and told them there’d be something in it for them if they could just, you know, snap some sneaky pics of RTA victims’ details and whack them over via WhatsApp.

This, the venal trio duly did, with Sad and Shad passing the unlawfully-come-by details on to a CFC. Somewhat implausibly, press reports maintain that they netted just £7k for ‘leaking’ over 700 pieces of confidential data, suggesting that someone wasn’t paying full whack or that we’re counting (e.g.) first name, second name and title as separate ‘pieces of data’.

Be that as it may, it turns out they were all a bit rubbish at cottage-industry-industrial-espionage and soon got rumbled. Sad and Shad pleaded guilty and got four and six month suspended sentences respectively, while the other three got between eight and twelve months (similarly suspended) and were ordered to pay back figures in the hundreds or very low thousands.

Alleyance chief claim officer Graham “Gee Gee” Gibbon said he was very disappointed in the actions of the trio, who have let down their company, their colleagues, and most of all themselves.

Gibbon also paid tribute to crack anti-insurance-fraud squad the FEDs, who (inevitably) played a part in bringing these villains to book.

“It’s all a bit pathetic really, isn’t it,” observed Ms Dupp-Neyham.


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